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  1. ashleemelda

    Suddenly Stopped Eating Pellet Food

    I feed my guinea pigs Oxbow Essentials (Adult) for their pellet food, and suddenly within the past 4-5 days, they have stopped eating it - they will either eat a few or sniff their bowls once and walk away altogether. As I am normally in my room getting ready for the day while they eat (which...
  2. H

    Type of hay and where to purchase

    Hi! Wondering if anyone could help me, I’ve been doing my research on the best hay to buy for piggies, Preferably id want to buy one big box to use for both the toilet tray and hay bag but I know some people chose to do one type of hay for one and one the other so if anyone could answer these...
  3. H

    starting baby guinea pigs on vegetables and what veggies are best

    Hiya just wondered if anyone could help me, I’m hoping to adopt two baby sows and just wonder d what would be the best vegetables to start them on and portion size? I’ve done some research but just wanted to know the best vegetables to give and how often etc. thankyou!
  4. Y

    Peanut butter flavoured things?

    Hello everyone :) I went out to Wilko today and picked up a guinea pig treat/toy. It's a gnaw log and I thought it looked good and the type of 'wood' they used is loved my my piggies. So, I picked one up. However, once I got home, I realised it was peanut butter flavoured. Now, I know piggies...
  5. A

    1 year old and 3 month old. What food is better?

    I have a 1 year and 1 month old guinea pig who lives in the same cage as a 3 month old guinea pig. Should I feed pellets and hay made for adult guinea pigs or ones made for baby guinea pigs?
  6. W

    Food for younger guinea pigs and weaning off pellets

    My pigs Womble and Bear are finally arriving home this Wednesday (I'm so excited!) and I'd really like them to be on a full veg diet as my research has shown me that a veg diet is better than a pellet one. However, currently they've been fed pellets. I'm not sure how to wean them off pellets...
  7. CosmoAndPlutosMama

    Oxbow vs Sherwood

    Hello! I’m a newer pig mama. I’d like to know your opinions on the quality of oxbow vs Sherwood pellets! Is one much healthier than the other?
  8. Spoink

    Territorial over food?

    Hi, any help would be so appreciated. I have 2 females, Biscuit was adopted and is at least 2 years old (actual age unknown) and one new addition that we got 2 days ago, Piglet - she’s a baby. :love: We did an introduction and all was really smooth. Biscuit seemed to take Piglet under her wing...
  9. hannahs26

    Safe twigs and branches

    Hi, I already enrich my girl's run home with Hazel, Apple, Birch, Willow and beech twigs and leaves, but was looking for more info about what else I could use, when I came across this link: Safe Branches List for Rabbits & Guinea-pigs — Bunny Meadow What are your opinions of the list? I read...
  10. ashleemelda

    Vegetable Alternative

    I recently decided to start following the sample diet guide by Wiebke, which primarily meant adding a full green bean and small piece of celery to their daily diet. Initially, they both took these vegetables very well, but within the past couple of days, Rose seems to no longer enjoy green bean...
  11. Erinmartinx

    Guinea pig likes dog food?

    Evening everyone, I’ve recently noticed one of my girls likes to eat dry dog food. Whenever I get them out she’ll always run over to the dog bowl and start eating it. I remove the bowl now when they’re out but I don’t know if it would of caused any harm. She only had a few bits. thanks in advance.
  12. Victoria Jones

    What to give my boys...

    Right now for food I am giving my boys Gilbert and Gandalf Oxbow Essentials Young Guinea Pig Food which was recommended by my Vet. I also feed them Timothy Hay. My question is when it comes to veggies what is best to give them? I have given them Kale, Carrots (2-4x a week) and romane lettus...
  13. Dystopoly

    Versele-Laga/Selective Naturals Brand?

    Does anyone have any experience with this food/know if it’s any good? It’s new in my local pet store and looks really interesting!
  14. J

    pig ate some fern

    i could not find much on any website about pigs and ferns - i left my pig out with my girlfriend and told her to watch him and when i came back in about 5 minutes later i found he was eating the fern. she did not know this was not okay so that's not her fault, but still, we cannot gauge how much...
  15. Rebeka

    Pellets

    Hi I've just gone to see my 2 girls and there food bowl is empty think they finished it within the last hour/hour and half I went to to box that I keep there food and it's empty one of my daughters must have put the last in there bowl and forgot to tell me and at it is 11.55pm here where I am...
  16. Guptheguineapig

    Homemade Hay "Critical Care"

    Can I soak Timothy Hay in water and then blend that mix up in a blender with a little apple sauce or pellets for my guinea pig? The Critical Care is causing her poops to soften. The last thing we need is diarrhea.
  17. G

    Good starter veggies!

    Hi! I have two boars (Patches and Carmal). They recently went to the vet where they got prescribed some medicine for their soft stool. The medicine is to be administered twice daily for ten days. They do not like it but will behave long enough for me to syringe feed it to them. I did the first...
  18. W

    Frozen Vegetables

    It’s the summer, and it’s incredibly hot both outside and inside my house. I noticed my guinea pigs are most likely feeling the heat, and I want to help them cool down, I was wandering if I can freeze raw carrots and give it to them as a cool treat. I don’t know if it would be good for them to...
  19. Brackenwolf1

    My Guinea pig has lost weight

    Hi I have a group of 3 13 week old male guinea pigs and I have one that the vet has confirmed is the runt. I weighed the boys last night a rolo (the runt) has lost weight and is now only 389g where as his brothers are around 500g. I hand feed rolo his veg but I was wondering what I could feed...
  20. Munching Maniac

    What’s a good routine for two boars in summer

    Is anyone willing to share their routines with me so I can create one myself. I have two healthy boars!
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